Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate Programs
Computational Mathematics - Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computational Mathematics

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Computational Mathematics.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Computational Mathematics major is met by completing Mathematics 309 or 310 and 496.  Those courses are referenced in item 3.c.(1) below.

    Students who are in the teacher certification program are required to complete Mathematics 330 or 432 and Statistics and Probability 430.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. The following courses outside the Department of Mathematics (21 credits):
    (1) One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology.
    (2) One of the following courses (4 credits):
    LB 273 Physics I 4
    PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    (3) One of the following courses (4 credits):
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
    LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
    (4) Both of the following courses (8 credits):
    CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
    CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II 4
    b. Second–year competency in a foreign language.
    or
    For students, who have been admitted to the teacher certification program, first-year competency in a foreign language and completion of the Professional Education Courses in the Department of Teacher Education.
    c. A total of 33 to 40 credits in courses in the Department of Mathematics including:
    (1) One course from each of the following two groups (6 to 8 credits):
    (a) MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus 3
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    (b) MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 3
    LB 119 Calculus II 4
    (2) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
    MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 3
    LB 220 Calculus III 4
    (3) One of the following two groups (4 or 7 credits):
    (a) MTH 299 Transitions 4
    MTH 309 Linear Algebra I 3
    (b) MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 4
    (4) One course from each of the following groups (6 credits):
    (a) MTH 310 Abstract Algebra I and Number Theory 3
    MTH 418H Honors Algebra I 3
    (b) MTH 320 Analysis I 3
    MTH 327H Honors Introduction to Analysis 3
    (5) All of the following courses (9 credits):
    MTH 451 Numerical Analysis I 3
    MTH 481 Discrete Mathematics I 3
    MTH 496 Capstone in Mathematics (W) 3
    (6) One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MTH 452 Numerical Analysis II 3
    MTH 482 Discrete Mathematics II 3
    (7) One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MTH 235 Differential Equations 3
    MTH 340 Ordinary Differential Equations I 3
    MTH 347H Honors Ordinary Differential Equations 3
    d. At least one of the following courses (3 credits):
    Students who select Mathematics 452 or 482 may count the credits toward either requirement 3.c.(6) or 3.d. but not toward both of those requirements.
    Approval of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is required to enroll in Computer Science and Engineering 331 and 440.
    CSE 331 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
    CSE 440 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
    MTH 360 Theory of Mathematical Interest 3
    MTH 415 Applied Linear Algebra 3
    MTH 416 Introduction to Algebraic Coding 3
    MTH 441 Ordinary Differential Equations II 3
    MTH 452 Numerical Analysis II 3
    MTH 457 Introduction to Financial Mathematics 3
    MTH 482 Discrete Mathematics II 3
    STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
    STT 430 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
    STT 441 Probability and Statistics I:  Probability 3
    STT 455 Actuarial Models I 3
    STT 461 Computations in Probability and Statistics 3